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The Transformers (U.S. manga)

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Themes: mecha
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: On the planet Cybertron, a war between two robot races - Autobots and Decepticons - has raged for thousands of years and sent the planet off its original orbit toward the Solar System. While clearing an asteroid field to save Cybertron, Optimus Prime and his Autobot crew are attacked by Megatron and his Decepticons, forcing Prime to send the Autobot ship on a suicide crash toward Earth to prevent the Decepticons from obtaining it. Four million years later, in the year 1984, a volcanic eruption reawakens the ship, which repairs both the Autobots and Decepticons; thus resuming the war of the Transformers.
Number of tankoubon: 80
Chapter titles: We have 80
Vintage: 1984 to 1991
Comment:
Originally planned to run for only four issues, popular demand extended its run and even outlived the animated series by three years. Select issues have been reprinted by IDW Publishing as Transformers: Generations.
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English staff
English cast
Story:
Bill Mantlo (eps 1-2)
Bob Budiansky (47 episodes
eps 5-15, 17-32, 35-42, 44-55
)

Jim Salicrup (eps 2-4)
Len Kaminski (ep 16)
Ralph Macchio (ep 1)
Simon Furman (eps 56-80)
Art:
Andrew Wildman (eps 69-74, 76-80)
Bob Budiansky (ep 55)
Don Perlin (19 episodes
eps 13-15, 17-19, 21-32, 35
)

Frank Springer (eps 1-4, 44)
Geoff Senior (5 episodes
eps 61-62, 65-66, 75
)

José Delbo (25 episodes
eps 36-42, 45-54, 56-60, 63-64, 67
)


Color: Nelson Yomtov
Cover Art:
Bill Sienkiewicz (eps 1, 65)
Mark Bright (eps 5, 7-8)
Editor-in-Chief:
Jim Shooter
Tom DeFalco
(none)
English companies
Licensed by:
Hasbro
IDW Publishing (Generations reprints)
Marvel Comics (Original publisher)

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